Archive for October, 2010

Difference Between Men and Women

Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 13:40

(thanks to susonna) Following our workshop on diversity recently, I’ve been introduced to interesting research on women and medicine which has tremendous utility for law. Paul Coombes and Helena Cronin were members of the oversight steering group for the Royal College of Physicians on its project on the future of women in medicine. The project […]






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Bankruptcy Pays!

Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 11:38

(Thanks to Business Insider) The American Lawyer reported today that billings for professional services in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy broke the $1 billion mark. You can see the filings here. And to think that bankruptcy practice was once considered a legal backwater by most mainstream law firms. I’ve been following this because some years ago […]






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So You Want to Go to Law School

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 16:23

(h/t to Legal Blog Watch) It’s American but it applies elsewhere…. I especially like the statement by the lawyer to the woman (at 3.38), “I do not like my Blackberry. I would like to torture it until it begs me to kill it. Do you know I am required to check my Blackberry every 6 […]






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Solicitors Regulation Authority Balks at Separate City Regulator

Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 16:51

Top-hatted city gents in discussion outside the Westminster Bank in the City of London, 1931 (FoxPhotos/Getty Images) The Smedley Report last year recommended to the Solicitors Regulation Authority that it needed a specialist division to regulate large corporate law firms. The SRA gave every appearance of agreeing. Then the Hunt Review stepped in and endorsed […]






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Will There Be Diversity in the Legal Profession?

Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 14:06

The Westminster-Legal Services Board workshop on diversity was a great success. Around 100 people attended the presentation of the new research commissioned by the Legal Services Board. The workshop was organized by the Law School’s Centre for the Legal Profession and Legal Services. You can download the full report and summary from here. Researchers Liz […]






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